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 By Jana Peterson    Happenings    June 18, 2021 

A Senior Day

On Tuesday, Cloquet set aside time to celebrate its senior citizens with free treats and prizes, music, food, shopping, shared knowledge and a glorious day at the park. Nearly 40 different vendors... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    Happenings    June 18, 2021 

Officials celebrate start of waterline

After two decades of effort, Twin Lakes Township will get its waterline, with clean healthy water and plenty of it. Local officials, waterline constructors and political dignitaries gathered June 10...


Wright/Cromwell news

The Young Old Timers met for the first time in 15 months on June 8. Officers provided a delicious meal. There were several new members, and so far there are more than 30 paid memberships. Mayor...


Scaled-down Fourth forming

Here’s the good news. After no July Fourth celebrations last year, Cloquet will hold a parade and fireworks this year, along with a 5K race first thing in the morning, a basketball tournament in... Full story


Native Skywatchers offers online workshop

Get a different view of the night skies by joining a two-day livestream event early next week. Indigenous North American leaders at the forefront of Indigenous STEM and Indigenous Astronomy revitalization movements will share their work and... Full story


City Hall starts summer hours

Summer hours are on at Cloquet City Hall and run through Sept. 3. Monday through Thursday, the building is open to the public 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Friday, hours are 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.... Full story


Wright-Cromwell News

Boy, we went from freezing temperatures one week to temps in the 90s now. I guess that’s why we live in this area, you never know what the weather will bring. Let’s hope we get some rain soon, as... Full story


Honoring those who died ... and those who remember

Accustomed to running the entire Veterans Services program on the Fond du Lac reservation, Vietnam War veteran Tommy Whitebird was overcome by emotion remembering the friends and fellow soldiers who... Full story


Getting in some practice

Practice makes perfect ... or at least it makes being trapped inside a hot, dark, loud burning building more tolerable. Members of the Cromwell-Wright fire district - along with firefighters from Carl... Full story


Graduations provide a pre-pandemic feel

High schools across the county celebrated graduation Friday with confetti, speeches and congratulations, and the tossing of brightly colored caps up into the air, to celebrate the end of an... Full story


Wright/Cromwell news

The Floodwood VFW Post 8299 was at Wright Park for Memorial Day services. This year, Wes Heikkila was the honored veteran, as he passed away June 25, 2020. I also see that the veterans memorial in...


Music students show off skills

Jodie White's piano students presented a recital May 23 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Cloquet. Parents, grandparents and families gathered to hear each student, ranging from first-graders to...


Memorial Day celebrations are full-on this year

While military organizations visited local cemeteries last Memorial Day despite the pandemic, members are pleased that this year's events will look a little more normal - including the larger ceremoni... Full story

 By Dan Reed    Happenings    May 28, 2021

Number crunchers make the transition

Transitions can be stressful, but retiring Carlton County auditor/treasurer Kathy Korteum has had plenty of challenges in her less than two years at the helm of her department. But she's hoping to...


Wrenshall News: GSA club gets its start

This is the first year Wrenshall has run a Gender-Sexualities Alliance club. I interviewed the co-advisors as well as the student leader of the group, and they told me about the importance of this...


Wright/Cromwell news

I see the veterans memorial in the Wright park is being restored to its original condition. This has been a very sad sight for the past few months, but it is now going to be the tribute it should be....


Caregiving Support Honored

Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Social Services employees gather for a photo with the Pinwheels for Prevention Award from FamilyWise Services, a Minnesota nonprofit that works to create...


Art is back on Avenue C

Early this morning, a ruby- throated hummingbird scouted our bird feeders, then departed for sweeter options. I poured sugar into a quart jar, added water and shook, retrieved and filled the feeders... Full story

 By Leola Rodd    Happenings    May 21, 2021

Carlton Happenings

The Green House will soon be placing the beautiful hanging plants to brighten the main street of Carlton. I have mine ready to go, and with a little help they will be planted soon. I want to wish a...


County Seat production is all about second acts

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again - in life as well as theater. After postponing its performance of "Finishing School" in 2020 because of the pandemic, the County Seat Theater Company...


Collecting change for food train

Students at Cloquet's Washington Elementary had a change drive this spring.The Student Advisory Team members (third- and fourth- graders shown here) decided about a month ago that they wanted to... Full story

 By Anne Dugan    Happenings    May 21, 2021

Wrenshall News: Students learn bike basics

My son Truman came home last week talking about his class at Wrenshall riding bikes during Derek Duncan’s gym class. “The purple bikes are the big bikes and they have hand brakes and everything.... Full story


Wright/Cromwell news

Cromwell-Wright families, we are able to have three more exchange students for next year. If you would like to learn more about the world, but are not wanting to travel yet, host an exchange student....


Carlton gets clean sweep crew

It was yardwork on overdrive Friday when close to 100 Carlton students spent the morning cleaning yards, trailsides and the entire Hillside Cemetery in advance of the citywide brush collection...

 By Anne Dugan    Happenings    May 14, 2021

Celebrate a day for differences

There is a day for most everything now – if you visit, you’ll see that today, Friday, is National Buttermilk Biscuit Day, National Dance Like a Chicken Day, National Underground...


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